timberland

forest management

A timberland investment management organisation based in Boston has confirmed that it has planted an average of 32 million trees per year since 1985. The Hancock Timber Resource Group (HNRG) has planted more than two trees to replace every tree that it has harvested since 1985 and has now reached

commercial forestry

The chairman of a sustainable investment organisation has said that investing in commercial forestry is a good move for businesses, who will see that tackling climate change and stopping deforestation can also be profitable. Eric Bettelheim, CEO and chairman of Floresta Singapore, which works to demonstrate that private sector investment

The Southern states of the US produce more wood than any single country and, with demand for wood products growing across the globe, the economic impact of the asset class is being brought sharply into focus. According to South Carolina State Forester Gene Kodama, properly managed forests are the real

Woodpile of cut lumber for forestry industry

The global forest products industry provider, RISI, has announced a major Forest Investment Conference, highlighting the skyrocketing interest in this sustainable, reliable asset class. Forestry as an investment class has all the buzzwords you could expect from a sector that is currently seeing a boom in interest from buyers across

forestry investment environment

There are many reasons why investors are increasingly looking to forestry, such as solid continuity and tax advantages, but could the main reason really just be that forestry is a ‘feel good’ investment like no other? Investors crave continuity and forestry is one asset that represents that. The advantages of

global timber investments

Far from being just an interest for environmentalists, the need to tackle climate change and deforestation has also become a hot topic among investors. Those looking at alternative investment vehicles are increasingly viewing forestry and timberland as a money-making option, with research suggesting that both the value and volume of

UK forestry alternative investments

Forestry investment in the UK has been performing particularly well recently with recent data revealing the extent to which this alternative asset has outstripped other investment vehicles. The latest IPD UK Annual Forestry Index sampled 133 commercial forests in Britain and found that they offered average returns of 18.4 per